Green Beans & Bacon

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"This is an old recipe that I have had since the 70's. It is off one of those mail order recipe cards. (before the internet). You can cook the bacon in a microwave oven. (this wasn't around either). Because it is served cold it makes a great summer side dish. Enjoy!"

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (130.2 g)
  • Calories 238.1
  • Total Fat - 20 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 20.8 mg
  • Sodium - 523.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 6.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.3 g
  • Sugars - 3 g
  • Protein - 8.5 g
  • Calcium - 34.4 mg
  • Iron - 1.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 10.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Combine beans, onions, salad oil, 1/4 cup vinegar, 1/2 tsp salt and the pepper; toss lightly. Cover and chill.

Step 2

Just before serving, drain bean mixture and toss with bacon.


No special items needed.

9 Reviews


This was a breeze to put together, making it perfect for a weeknight. We enjoyed it as a side to chicken, but boy, this will be part of our rotation during grilling season this summer. Used red wine vinegar and followed as written. My daughter kept on going back for more. Thanks, Teresa, for sharing.


review by:
(13 Mar 2024)

Chef Potpie

Oh, just YUM! I love that this can be made from ingredients I always have on hand, and that, along with the wonderful flavors, will make this recipe one that I will keep and make again and again. Serving it chilled was a welcome change. I admit that I used seasoned rice vinegar because we like a little sweetness, and I also used sweet onions. Thanks, Teresa, this is another keeper! (Beach Party Summer Tag 2021)


review by:
(7 Jul 2021)

dienia b

I love this easy salad tastes great


review by:
(29 Nov 2020)


These were easy to make with ingredients I usually have at home. I liked the marinade. It was nice to have a marinade without sugar.


review by:
(8 May 2018)

Mia in Germany

We loved, loved, loved this one!! This kind of salad was a staple when I was a child, but this was the first time I had it with bacon in it. Sooo good!! Thanks for sharing, I'll always make it this way now! Made for FYC game on FFF


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(4 Mar 2018)

Susie D

Loved these! While I enjoy green bean salads they often get a pass from another family member. These didn't and I was surprised at how much they raved about these. Maybe bacon was the magic ingredient. LOL I made as directed except for adding a 1/4 t of red pepper flakes and will be making these again and again. Thank you for sharing a new favorite recipe!


review by:
(8 Nov 2016)

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